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Bramley Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel

Bramley Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel

This recipe is a firm family favourite during winter.  It is the ultimate comfort pudding served warm with a scoop of ice-cream and a generous drizzle of caramel after a hearty meal or served cold as cake for a celebration or afternoon tea. Somehow this image ended up looking like a scene from a Halloween…

Paleo Christmas Cake

Paleo Christmas Cake

“It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas”…. Woohoo my favourite time of the year!!  I remember as a little girl, my folks would turn Christmas into the most magical time for us, my brother and I would always decorate the tree together, and then on Christmas Eve we would go to bed early bursting…

Christmas Cupcakes with a Surprise Filling

Christmas Cupcakes with a Surprise Filling

I’m still trying to come up with a name for these because Christmas cupcakes sounds really blah (which they are anything BUT)…someone on my Instragram suggested cuppies because they really are a beautiful marriage between an almond cupcake and mince pie.  Being fortunate enough to live in the country and down the road from the…

Pear and Chocolate Loaf

Pear and Chocolate Loaf

It is officially autumn here in the UK!  Not just because of the obvious later sunrises and earlier sunsets but more the blustery winds that swirl orange leaves all over the place.  Now, in books and movies this is considered romantic especially if there is a little child running around trying to catch the leaves…

Melktert (Milk Tart)

Melktert (Milk Tart)

Most South Africans love a good old melktert which is the Afrikaans name meaning ‘milk tart’ – the classic quintessential dessert usually consisting of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a mild, creamy custard of milk, flour, sugar and eggs, baked in a round pie tin and dusted with cinnamon after baking. Milk tart appears…

Strawberry Mousse Cake

Strawberry Mousse Cake

Sunshine is not a common occurrence here in the UK so when it does come out we literally make hay!!  Remembering after we moved here nearly four years ago from South Africa how we laughed when we saw people practically huddled together outside to enjoy the last rays of afternoon sunshine at a pub when…